AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: PGA Odds, Pick, Predictions, Dark Horses - 2/8/18
The 2017 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am
AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am: Thursday, February 8, 2018 at 1:00 pm (Pebble Beach Golf Links) See the Latest Odds
TV: GOLF, CBS
We stay out west for what will be our fourth appearance in California already for the 2018 AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am. An event that debuted in 1937, each of the last 10 years have been decided by four or less strokes. There have been 13 players who have won this event at least twice and Mark O'Meara leads the field with five victories.
Here are five golfers to consider throwing on your card this week.
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Jason Day - I usually don’t include guys with +1000 odds or less, but I’ll take Jason Day with a chance to make 10 times my money. There are actually two golfers with lower odds than Day, which is quite odd. Day is playing arguably the best golf of anyone right now, as he has three straight top-25 finishes and is fresh off a victory at the Farmers Insurance Open. Day is also third in driving distance, fifth in birdie average and 11th in scoring average. Day has never missed the cut in eight appearances at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am and had a top-five finish last year. Day has to be the card this week.
Phil Mickelson - Phil Mickelson hasn’t won a PGA event in nearly five years, but he’s a nice value play with +2800 odds. Mickelson is coming off an impressive fifth place finish last week in the Waste Management Phoenix Open, one of his better showings we’ve seen from him in awhile. Mickelson is currently sixth in birdie average and has missed the cut just three times since the start of last season. There’s also reason to like Mickelson this week considering he’s one of three players to win this event at least four times, and he was runner-up in 2016, losing to Vaughn Taylor by one stroke. There’s a decent chance Mickelson could end his drought this week.
Pat Perez - Pat Perez is simply in great form right now, finishing fifth or better in four of his last six appearances, which includes a fourth place finish in his last showing at the Sentry Tournament of Champions. Perez hasn’t missed a cut since The Open Championship back in July and has top-25 finishes in eight of his last nine events. Despite some time off, Perez is third in driving accuracy percentage, fifth in greens in regulation percentage and second in birdie average. Perez also finished runner-up in the 2002 AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am, so he has some success on this course. I’ll take a shot with Perez and the +4000 odds.
J.B. Holmes - Besides being 21st in driving distance, J.B. Holmes doesn’t have any sexy numbers so far this season and has missed the cut in two of his last three tries, including last week at the Waste Management Phoenix Open. However, there’s history with Holmes at the AT&T Pebble Beach Pro-Am, as he’s made the cut in 10 of his 11 appearances and has finished in the top-25 each of the last three years. Holmes also has a runner-up finish in 2010 when him and David Duval lost to Dustin Johnson by one stroke. If there’s one event that could get Holmes back on track, it’s probably this one. I’ll take a shot with +6000 odds.
Brandt Snedeker - Brandt Snedeker won Pebble Beach in 2013 and 2015, and he owns the tournament record with a -22 when he cruised to a three stroke victory over Nick Watney. Snedeker also had a top-five finish at this event last year, proving that this is one of his favorite places to play. As for his current form, Snedeker hasn’t had any jaw dropping results besides a top-25 finish last week at the Phoenix Open. Regardless, Snedeker is worth a play given his consistency and history on this course. The 37-year-old is bringing in odds of +3500.